An assessment of children's pain: a review of behavioral, physiological and direct scaling techniques.

@article{Mcgrath1987AnAO,
  title={An assessment of children's pain: a review of behavioral, physiological and direct scaling techniques.},
  author={Patricia A Mcgrath},
  journal={Pain},
  year={1987},
  volume={31 2},
  pages={147-76}
}
Research on the assessment and management of pain in infants and children has increased dramatically, with the consequence that a wide variety of behavioral, physiological, and psychological methods are now available for measuring pediatric pain. Although the criteria for a pain measure for children are identical to those required for any measuring instrument, special problems exist in pediatric pain measurement because the influence of developmental factors, previous pain experience, and… CONTINUE READING

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